Wales unveils EV Charging Action Plan

The Welsh Government has unveiled a new electric vehicle (EV) Charging Action Plan. 

The plan outlines how the government will ensure that the number of EV charging points continues to grow to meet increasing demand as fossil fuel vehicles are phased out. 

The plan also sets out how the Welsh Government will work closely with the private sector to deliver a charging point facility for every 20 miles of the strategic trunk network across Wales by 2025. 

Deputy Minister for Climate Change, with responsibility for transport, Lee Waters said: ‘We need to do more in the next ten years than we’ve done in the last thirty if we’re to reach our NetZero target by 2050. Changing the car dependency culture that has been created in the past and encouraging more people to use public transport will be key, but for those essential car journeys, making the switch to an electric vehicle is another way we can make a difference.

‘The plan I’ve published today sets out the action we will be taking to deliver high-quality electric vehicle infrastructure across Wales. Working with the private sector we have ambitious plans in place to increase the number of charging points across the country, so drivers feel confident to make the switch as demand for electric vehicles increases.’

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With transport generating 17% of all carbon emissions in Wales, improving electric vehicle infrastructure is just one step that the Welsh Government is taking to reduce the impact transport is having on both the environment and our health. 

The Welsh Government’s Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) Transformation Fund has already provided a kick-start for many EV projects across Wales.

Carmarthenshire Council was awarded a £350k grant to develop a rapid charging facility on the A48 in Cross Hands. 

The next round of ULEV funding will open for bids in December 2021. The fund will help local authorities deliver more than 300 publicly accessible fast and rapid charging points across Wales this financial year. There are also plans in place to increase both public and private sector delivery in line with the Welsh Government’s strategy in future years.

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge


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Owen Thurgate
Owen Thurgate
2 years ago

As an electric vehicle driver for work and pleasure for over two years now I can only welcome this progress. I have already noticed an increase in charging points making longer journeys more and more feasible.

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